This sermon – What Does the Blood Say to Us Today – was originally preached 2013.02.10 by Sam Troyer.
Passages used: Hebrews 9, Mathew 26:27, 1 Peter 1, Mathew 20:28, Isaiah 1, 1 John 1:7, Revelation 7:13.
There is no atonement with out the blood of Jesus – nothing can take its place – nothing.
The blood of animals in the Old Testament were not able to take away sin.
But what does blood mean in the New Testament and to us as Christians?
The loss of blood signifies death. In order for a last will and testament to be valid a person needs to die. Jesus died so that his will could be validated. Jesus died on Calvary so that the New Covenant could go into effect.
Blood also speaks of redemption. It is only through the blood of Christ that we can be redeemed. Redeemed means to be bought back, to repurchase, to free from captivity by payment of a ransom, to release from sin, from blame, from debt. We all are held captive, there is a price that must be paid for us to be freed. Jesus blood is the only thing that can free us.
You cannot be free unless you are freed by the blood of Christ.
The Blood also speaks of cleansing. We often think of blood making a mess, how then can blood make things clean? When God looks at us through the blood of Christ he sees a white, pure, covering because of the blood of Christ. Only the blood of Christ can meet our needs of cleansing. There is no other thing that can cover our sins and cleanse them.
How do we respond to the Blood of Christ? We should be eternally grateful. We should be spurred to the Lord’s work. We cannot be neutral – the blood of Christ must have an impact on our lives. We must not look at the blood of Jesus with indifference but rather with awesome reverence.
What has He purchased with His Blood? Does He have all of you?
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